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    Default The N.I.D. - Are we ever going to know it by something OTHER than it's acronym?

    Oikay, I'm pretty sure that we haven't learnt what the N.I.D is ACTUALLY known as, during all the years this agency (made-up, I'm pretty sure, or at least not nearly as extensive as TPTB have shown it to be in the Stargate shows) has been presented to us the viewers.

    But I'm just wondering - do you think we actually WILL be told one day? It was just blurted out "NID" one day and people on the show knew what was being referred to - well thats fine; its a somewhat chequered, shadowy civilian oversight agency, with maybe a little bit more power and ability to do badness than it should have.

    Great, but we pretty much know all these real organizations -

    CIA = central intelligence agency
    DIA = defense intelligence agency
    NSA = national security agency
    FBI = federal bureau of investigation
    etc etc etc

    I really doubted I would have had any luck, but ran a search in a pretty popular acronym finder website, and this is what I got.

    I'm leaning towards something like "national intelligence division" or "national intelligence directorate". Okay yeah, it mightn't seem like a big gap to be filled in, considering the other things TPTB in their infinite wisdom haven't yet shared with us yet, but it's been bugging me for a little while now and I thought I'd just share my gripe with y'all

    Okay then, thanks for reading I'd be interested to know what others think about this 'semi'-issue

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    Default Re: The N.I.D. - Are we ever going to know it by something OTHER than it's acronym?

    well i've been told by a friend on IM that the NID is the NID is the NID, and that's all TPTB are going to really say on it cause they don't really know themselves what it stands for - some special feature called 'Disclosure' on S6 boxset reveals this, supposedly

    i don't remember learning this, so I'm going to have to watch this special again real soon. so anyway, I guess we probably WON'T ever know

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    Default Re: The N.I.D. - Are we ever going to know it by something OTHER than it's acronym?

    My good ol' buddy Fox Mulder asked Deep Throat and he admitted that N.I.D. is a departement of "they" but he wasn't able to find out the meaning of N.I.D.

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    Default Re: The N.I.D. - Are we ever going to know it by something OTHER than it's acronym?

    Quote Originally Posted by Olli
    My good ol' buddy Fox Mulder asked Deep Throat and he admitted that N.I.D. is a departement of "they" but he wasn't able to find out the meaning of N.I.D.

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    lmao @ your post

    yeh, well i need new stargate episodes, with heavily featured; I want new stargate episodes of a fantastically incredible calibre; and y'all know where i live 'cause I've already revealed my Location to be Brisbane, Australia

    Good bloody luck for 'they' to track things down further than that!

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    Default Re: The N.I.D. - Are we ever going to know it by something OTHER than it's acronym?

    I thought the NID was National Intelligence Division. I'm sure it came up in an episode somewhere, and that's what it's called on wikipedia which is generally pretty reliable. Also we should have more episodes with those guys, I miss their deviousness.
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    Default Re: The N.I.D. - Are we ever going to know it by something OTHER than it's acronym?

    Quote Originally Posted by mentalmichael
    I thought the NID was National Intelligence Division. I'm sure it came up in an episode somewhere, and that's what it's called on wikipedia which is generally pretty reliable. Also we should have more episodes with those guys, I miss their deviousness.
    what a damn good idea

    done it, and yes you're right, national intelligence division it says so right here!

    thanks a lot, that was a great idea didnt know why i didnt think of it sooner! . I'm qurious to know why my IM friend thinks TPTB didnt name them, or if they didnt then why has wikipedia said this...?

    I would be interested to know what actual EPISODE this came up in, so that I could rewatch it and settle things for good in my own mind

    but yes, thanks a bunch, mentalmichael, really appreciate it

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    Default Re: The N.I.D. - Are we ever going to know it by something OTHER than it's acronym?

    wikipedia, since it's made up by fan submissions is far from 'official'

    to the best of my recollection, nid has never been explained on the show and the show creators seem to be having fun keeping us guessing

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    Default Re: The N.I.D. - Are we ever going to know it by something OTHER than it's acronym?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skydiver
    wikipedia, since it's made up by fan submissions is far from 'official'

    to the best of my recollection, nid has never been explained on the show and the show creators seem to be having fun keeping us guessing
    yep well aware of wikipedia and how it's made, i've submitted a few little tidbits here and there on ancient Greek and Roman civilizations for the site

    but when I ran a search for NID in the acronym database on that site i hyperlinked in one of the earlier posts, national intelligence division was a hit that the search got that made sense, the only one that could really apply considering the context

    yes I for the life of me can't remember TPTB giving us a lowdown on the full name of the NID so meh, if they want to keep it from us and keep us goin wtf for the fun of it good for them, hope they have their little laugh

    i'm happy enough to go with national intelligence division unless told otherwise

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    Default Re: The N.I.D. - Are we ever going to know it by something OTHER than it's acronym?

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    national intelligence division was a hit that the search got that made sense

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    snipped.

    But they're an Oversight agency, not Intelligence....

    - I'll go with National Incompetence Division. That seems to describe them perfectly.
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    Default Re: The N.I.D. - Are we ever going to know it by something OTHER than it's acronym?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelt'ar
    Snippedsnipped.

    But they're an Oversight agency, not Intelligence....

    - I'll go with National Incompetence Division. That seems to describe them perfectly.
    hmmm... arrggghhh!

    yes that's true too, meh I resign myself to the fact that with this, there are no simple answers

    there, i think this thread is pretty much dead unless someone else has some contributing comment/info. 'cause i'm lost, confused and fed up with this issue now

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    Default Re: The N.I.D. - Are we ever going to know it by something OTHER than it's acronym?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skydiver
    wikipedia, since it's made up by fan submissions is far from 'official'

    to the best of my recollection, nid has never been explained on the show and the show creators seem to be having fun keeping us guessing
    Wikipedia IS publicly edited, yes, but if you look at the bottom of an article there is almost always a massive list of legitimate sources.


    And damn. I always thought the NID was an actual organisation.
    Although I guess if they did exist they wouldn't take to kindly to Stargate's hating on them.
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    Default Re: The N.I.D. - Are we ever going to know it by something OTHER than it's acronym?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snork
    And damn. I always thought the NID was an actual organisation.
    Although I guess if they did exist they wouldn't take to kindly to Stargate's hating on them.
    I don't think they've really been hated on... all the evil players have been a part of rogue elements of the NID, not the organization as a whole. and now thanks to Agent Barlett, its even been cleaned up somewhat

    all the bad eggs have seemingly jumped ship to the Trust, at least as far as I understand events. it probably held more possibilities thou for TPTB to create their own shadowy, secretive entity, instead of using one already-existing organization that might not cover all the angles they want this agency to cover. And yes, it's probably best for them to avoid offending powerful government orgs whenever possible...

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